Hey everyone just got sum new chicks. Haven't raised any since I was a kid on my grandads farm.They are now about 12 weeks old and doing very well. Grandpa always put me in charge of the chickens,collecting eggs and maintaining the coop. I think I remember the basic care and I hope to make some friends that can help me through the rest. I have 25 chicks mostly RIR with a few orpingtons. I also have three dogs,and a wonderful lady to share my time with. We both work in the automotive mfg. industry. If you watch the news at all recently,that translates to a lot of free time. Hence,the chickens!